Comparative Essay - The great Gatsby and Romeo and

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Comparative Essay - The great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet

Behind every great man lies a great women. In some cases the women herself may not always be good or ideal according to society. Nevertheless it seems to add character to
the man,and also influences his actions and maybe even his morals. In Shakespearean literature,Shakespeare tends to use people to develop certain characters throughout the play. In
Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is the person with the most influence on Romeo. This influence allows him to develop as a character and also helps develop the play. This is also evident in Hamlet
And Ophelia. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway's realization of the equality of man altered through his origin sets him up as a morally sound standard, until confronted by
Jordan Baker. The "American Dream" will never be a failure if Jordan does not develop Nick into his
final character. In the novel Fifth Business, Jung's theory suggests that the conscious part of
Dunny's personality is brought out by Liesl. It is Liesl that allows Dunny to understand his
function as "Fifth Business." The development of Dunny's character in the novel begins when Dunny falls in love with Faustina. It is because of these female characters that both
protagonists learn to accept the emotional side of their lives, which are provided by these women, who possess
immoral values that allows Nick and Dunny to develop into the final stages of their characters,
essentially making them the same. Nick's realization of the equality of man and morals change when he comes in contact
with Jordan Baker. Jordan possesses certain qualities that only benefit her. She likes to bend the
rules so that the positive result ends up in her favor. She has allowed herself to be wrapped in a
blanket of dishonesty that Nick would not be able to live, until he realizes that he can. It is
undetermined whether or not Nick chooses to ignore Jordan's dishonesty or whether it goes by
naturally, because, in the early stages of the novel he does not seem affected by it. "No thanks,said Miss Baker to the four cocktails just from the pantry, I'm absolutely in training.
Her host looked at her incredulously. You are!...How you get anything done is beyond me."(pg.. 27 ln16)
Now this was the first time Jordan and Nick came into contact with one another, and it is said that
the first impressions are extremely important. However, for a strong moral person like Nick, his
reaction is surprisi...